Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Hats Off!

Guess what everyone's getting this year?

The Knit Simple Tasseled Earflap Hat in
Muench Black Forest Naturwolle:
Filatura Di Crosa Super Soft:Plymouth Yukon with my slubby handspun leftovers:Muench Black Forest Naturwolle with Araucania Nature Wool Chunky:(The third hat - pink on pink - is actually for charity, but it came out so adorable, I had to show it off!)

And for some variety, the Yarn Harlot's Unoriginal Hat, in various colors of Rowan Big Wool.
Big Wool was a bit bulkier than the recommended yarn, so I experimented with tightening up the gauge and starting decreases earlier, but I kept running short on yarn anyway, hence the abrupt closure at the tops.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Thanks SP!

A great big THANK YOU to DeDe, coast-to-coast mover, super marathon runner, and of course fabulous Secret Pal! She sent me 3 beautiful skeins of Noro Cashmere Island and an entrelac scarf pattern. I can't wait to try my first entrelac pattern! Yay! Plus there were a few yummy treats, along with the Interweave Knits Holiday issue, which is just chock full of cool patterns. Thank you so much, DeDe!